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Kals am Großglockner

Uniquely nestled amidst the overwhelming mountain panorama of the 3000 m peaks of the Schober-, Glockner- and Granatspitz Groups, lies the sun-blessed village of Kals am Grossglockner (1,325 metres). In addition to the extraordinary nature and pristineness which East Tirol has to offer in all its regions, customs and peasant culture are practised in Kals by the locals and experienced by guests. Here at the foot of Austria's highest mountain, Grossglockner, the residents offer both Tirolean hospitality and gemütlichkeit. In Kals tradition meets modernity, giving rise to an exciting townscape with colourful farmhouses and architectural novelties.

Estate a Kals

Per tutto l’anno a e intorno a Kals, il Parco Nazionale Alti Tauri mostra il suo lato migliore, la sua bellezza e varietà appaiono qui quasi infinite. Nei mesi estivi il comune in posizione idillica ostenta il fatto che Karl sia, per tradizione, la patria di molti appassionati di montagna e di trekking e per questo viene indicata anche volentieri come paradiso del trekking e degli scalatori. Giustamente, i 250 chilometri di sentieri escursionistici e di trekking nella valle e nelle valli secondarie parlano da sé. Innumerevoli sentieri escursionistici e di trekking si trovano nei dintorni di Kals con la Dorfertal, Teischnitztal, Ködnitztal e Lesachtal. In primis la Ködnitztal con la sua vista unica sul re delle montagne, il Großglockner, attrae tutto l’anno. Lungo i sentieri, numerosi alpeggi gestiti del Parco Nazionale Alti Tauri forniscono ai locali e agli ospiti prelibatezze e bibite rinfrescanti. Con la funivia di Kals (fino a 2.400 metri) o passando per la Glocknerstraße (fino a 2.000 metri) si raggiungono comodamente i punti di partenza per escursioni in quota semplici o difficili o conquiste di vette alpine. Qui è possibile farsi accompagnare dalle guide alpine di Kals che, grazie alla loro accurata preparazione e all’esperienza pluriennale nel territorio alpino, garantiscono tutto l’anno escursioni indimenticabili tra le montagne. Dall’apertura del Bikepark Großglockner Resort, i nuovi trail abbinati ad appuntamenti culinari e alla particolare cornice alpina entusiasmano gli appassionati di mountain bike.

Kals am Großglockner in winter

When winter sets in, the hiking paradise at the foot of Grossglockner is transformed into a veritable winter wonderland. Kals has direct access to the Grossglockner Resort Kals/Matrei – with 41.6 kilometres of optimally groomed slopes the largest ski area in East Tirol. Whether you're out and about at more than 2,400 m with one of the modern chair lifts, heading down into the valley on skis along a valley run or enjoying a cosy break in the unique Adlerlounge – here stress-free and enjoyable skiing holidays are the order of the day. In addition to many kilometres of slope, Kals boasts countless ski touring options for all skill levels as well as cross-country ski trails with reliable snow conditions. Special impressions of the landscape and fauna around Kals can be had on a wild and romantic snowshoe hike together with national park rangers. One thing is certain: Here at the foot of the King of mountains, winter shows off its very best side.

(c) Linder Michael
(c) NPHT/Maybach

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Ködnitz 7
9981 - Kals am Großglockner
Tel.: +43 (0)50 212 540
Fax: +43 (0)50 212 540-2


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